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The Art of Worldly Wisdom is a book written in by Baltasar Gracián y Morales, better known as Baltasar Gracian. It is a collection of maxims, each with. The Art of Worldly Wisdom has ratings and reviews. 7jane said: This book wasn’t quite what I expected, yet it was still a good experience. If y. 74 quotes from The Art of Worldly Wisdom: ‘Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it.’.

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I recommend it to every man woman or child that wants to live their very best. He was ordained in and took his final vows in To excel and to know how to show it is to excel twice. Translated to English by Joseph Jacobs in Sign in with Facebook Sign in options.

Jun 22, Kimber rated it it was amazing Shelves: Return to Book Page. Excellent series of lessons that people from all walk’s of life can enjoy and learn from. I truly love this book, could be s challengings if you’re not into classic literature, but for me, one of the best books I’ve ever read.

Reason itself is not venerated when it does not wear a reasonable face. Dobbiamo saper dimostrare quello che siamo, non quello che altri vorrebbero che noi fossimo.

The Art of Worldly Wisdom Quotes

There’s is also some certainty that the author read “The Prince” since it came out earlier than this balthassar, which came out in ; the fact that the author of this present book was a Jesuit no doubt helped, since Balthaear do know Jesuits have been thought of as cunning, both in positive and negative sense. It is the book of someone which mixed with the power without practising it like Macchiavel and which knew to keep cold blood. He spent time in Huesca, where he befriended the local scholar Vincencio Juan de Lastanosa, who helped him achieve wlsdom important milestone in his intellectual upbringing.

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It is a matter of great importance to forego superlatives, in part to avoid offending the truth, and in baltnasar to avoid cheapening your judgment. He acquired fame as a preacher, although some of his oratorical displays, such as reading a letter sent from Hell from the pulpit, were frowned upon by his superiors. We have nothing of our own but time. Normally I read books of aphorisms slowly in order to savor each one.

Very applicable and timeless wisdom. Quite as important as a gallant advance is a well-planned retreat. Be the first to ask a question about The Art of Worldly Wisdom. Perhaps I could have done things better, or perhaps I could have learned some lessons less painfully.

In everything, though, prudence is the main key that keep one afloat in the changes and risks of the balyhasar. Having someone else take the blame for failure and be the butt of gossip does not spring from a lack worlrly ability, as malice thinks, but from superior skill.

It’s perhaps comforting to know that the book was written years ago, a This is one of the great books of wisdom, dispensed in brief paragraphs with headings like “better to be intensive than extensive,” and “reserve is the seal of talent. So look for a scapegoat, someone whose own ambition will make him a good target.

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The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracián

Seem this way, even if you’re not that way. Language and writing are rooted in the physical world, and their earthbound metaphysical potencies are limited by their human-animal exponents. It is a manual on how to be successful at anything in life.

The style is laconic, which I like since it keeps the message clearly floating. I wish that I had many years grxcian. For luck always compensates her intensity by her brevity.

But the philosopher, being ageless, has one advantage: It’s perhaps comforting to know that the book was written years ago, and the world is still pretty much the same now as it was then.

This is one of the great books of wisdom, dispensed in brief paragraphs with headings like “better to be intensive than extensive,” and “reserve is the seal of talent. Something in here for everyone, from saintly grandmothers to the most outrageous nihilist, probably a little more for the latter. You will shield yourself fro I’m a little surprised by some ratings of this book.

The actual can never attain the imagined: Un frammento ci indica come manovrare, un altro come difendersi.

There were a few standout aphorisms for me: